Debra Clark, Ph.D. is an associate professor of communication and digital media studies
at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Previously she worked abroad in development,
marketing and public relations. She spent three years in Europe, almost a year in
Mexico and six weeks in Oman working with government and local business communities
developing new global markets. In the USA, she maintained a career as a journalist
for several magazines and newspapers. Her publications cover a vast array of subjects
from architecture in Nashville to research publications.
While pursuing her graduate degrees, she was employed as an organ recovery coordinator
and hospital development specialist. This experience gave her the opportunity to gain
invaluable first-hand experience in emergency room trauma management, hospital development
and marketing activities, during which she also obtained post-graduate teaching opportunities
that would guide her into a full time teaching and research career.
She served as a communications consultant for major league baseball in the area of
emergency preparedness program design and implementation, and currently, Dr. Clark
encourages public health education through the creation of public art campaigns and
venues. She is also a post-graduate Fellow for the Council of Science Editors and
was inducted into Phi Beta Delta as an International Scholar.